Roosevelt woman among COVID-19 deaths


Last updated 9/5/2020 at 1:41pm

SANTA FE — A Roosevelt County woman was among three COVID-19 deaths announced Friday, as the state announced 96 new cases.

Locally, Curry County had nine new cases and Roosevelt one.

According to the Department of Health, the Roosevelt County woman was in her 50s, was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The three new deaths reported brings the state total to 794 — five in Curry County, three in Roosevelt County.

Two Curry County residents died earlier this week, bringing the region’s total COVID-19 fatalities to 23.

Curry County had a total of 28 new cases between Wednesday and Friday, after having just 34 in the week that preceded it.

Between Aug. 22 and Friday, there were 1,858 new cases, with 84 in Curry County and 20 in Roosevelt County. In terms of 14-day rolling averages, that is 132.7 cases per day statewide, 6.0 in Curry and 1.43 in Roosevelt.

There are currently an estimated 362 active COVID-19 cases in Curry County and 101 in Roosevelt County, based on subtracting recovered cases from total cases.

Detainee tests positive

Roosevelt County announced a positive detainee test at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Friday.

According to a release from County Manager Amber Hamilton, the detainee arrived Aug. 28 from a Texas facility, which advised Roosevelt’s transport officer the detainee had previously tested negative and was quarantined while in custody.

The detainee was tested Monday, and results were provided Wednesday. The detainee is asymptomatic and has been quaratined within the RCDC.

No other positive tests have been confirmed by DOH at the facility, Hamilton reported.


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